Collection Point

AMP Gallery1 Acorn Parade, London SE15 2TZ

Sat, 4-5. August. 2018
Abi Huxtable & Yun Ling Chen

Collection Point – a term commonly used to denote a location where pre-purchased items can be picked up and taken away.
Collection Point brings together the work of Yun Ling Chen and Abi Huxtable, two artists who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2017. The exhibition features a scope of work including: painting, collage and sculpture, and seeks to demonstrate the differing methodology of the two artists in which they gather and work with their chosen materials, references and knowledge. Whilst looking at the work visitors are encouraged to reflect on their pre-conceived ideas about what an artwork is; its conceptual and material origins; and how these new insights can be taken away and used as a point of reference for other art works.

Abi Huxtable’s process of working is to continually reflect on previous works, of other artists and her own – most notably a drawing ‘Prismatic Backward Gaze that has informed her practice for the last two years. Using this as a tablet for making she goes on to look at other artists and genres to make new work. Recently she has been exploring Cubism, and as part of this research looked at Picasso’s portrait of the art dealer and collector, Ambroise Vollard. A photocopy of the image combined with a drawing has become the basis for the painting and sculpture, Untitled, (PBG, Portrait of Ambroise Vollard).

Yun-Ling Chen collects material from her everyday environment, whilst at the same time attempting to erase the traces of the object’s histories. Setting a play of jumping between knowing and not known, by taking all the information away, she aims to force the viewer to be in an uncomfortable situation way’s of seeing. As the object is lost in the identification, it re-challenges the viewer’s conscious naming of things.

COPYING WITHOUT COPYINGTue, 15. May. 2018 13:00 ~ 20:30
Wandsworth Arts Fringe - Relativity: Time, Space, and People
Platform 1 Gallery
SW12 8PB, Platform1, Wandsworth Common Station, London, UK

This is a play of cognition, by placing the “not-known” upon to the known object, drawing viewer’s away from the “knowledge” of things. Although the form of an object looks familiar, but the essence is not what it is anymore, during the process of cognition, I aim to let the viewer enjoy the insecure of the believing what they have seen, shifting between “Is it real?” “ What is real ?”Are all of “it” are real? What if when what you see is no longer what you had known?From unknown to known, is like taking education. Above the known, is it possible to known the not-known ?

In this daily project, I twist the viewer’s cognition, extending the gap between known and not-known, induced viewer to felt the cognition is shifting from one to another conscious.


When I was young I used to be puzzled by the question of what secured the stable meaning and designation of a book. Was it the outcome of the repeated gestures of naming or were there some immanent connections between materiality and language? I think I thought there might be gaps in the operation of these repeated gestures and that naming was not such a stable enterprise. ‘The story of objects asserting themselves as things, then, is the story of a changed relation to the human subject and thus the story of how the thing really names less an object than a particular subject-object relation.’ I never discovered that gap and yet it existed. In this way I lived a double life, one full of stable meanings and one at the edge of disintegration. Without really being able to name this paradox it still seizes hold of me. ‘The story will highlight the extent to which human being and thinghood overlap. The extent to which the us and the it slip-slide into each other. One moral of the story is that we are also nonhuman and that things, too, are vital players in the world’.

‘What you see is what you see,’ Frank Stella famously said in an interview in 1964 and that might be the moment that changed the way that viewers see things. With reference to Francis Bacon’s paintings, Gilles Deleuze discusses painting as a series of forces as opposed to formal appearances, with the painter employing the visible image in order to describe invisible elements. There are several ways of seeing something, seeing it directly from its outside form or appearance, or seeing it from the inside, through its immanent essence. We can also see something with reference to what it is not, or as opposite to something, or we can read it like a text. We can also experience an artwork by touching, smelling or feeling it, and in this way we are affected by it. Somehow there are things that cannot be understood by only being visually perceived. ‘The thing is what we make of the world rather than what we find in the world’. An object is part of a subject and a subject is also part of an object.

collaboration with
JAMIE WEI HUANG Spring Summer 2019

10am . 14th . Sep . 2018 . Somerset House . London

- Stay On The Warm Sand Or Swim Away With Fish-
Mid of July, sky was blue,
and young heart dreams high.
Missed the bus so we walked,
Bare foot with wet swimsuit
but it was clear of my heart and mind

Jamie Wei Huang 2019 Spring Summer show collaborates with visual artist -YUN LING CHEN ,brings the time back to 2007 when we were all young and driven by the variety of symbols, narrative objects and collected materials. This is a little humorous metaphor. Based on the story of a young girl went swimming in the Southeast point in the island, missed her bus so she walked home with swimwear basic look, stepping on the hot heated road along with the rocks and abandoned bus stops with half dried cloth and plastic gym bag, but her mind was cheerful and warm…

show video
---------------------------------------------------------Missed without Missed

Yun Ling Chen is a London-based visual artist, graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2017. Her practice is by using elements of the everyday life, to create consciousness/not-knowing arts, to draw viewers away from the recognisability of things. By transforming the audiences’ traditional views and perception, she recreates forms of Object’s Abstraction. “Missed without Missed” is a site-specific installation for Jamie Wei Huang’s Spring Summer 2019 Show.








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